Obituary: Beverly Besse Gideon, 72

Beverly Besse Gideon of Boca Raton, FL, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 2.

She was born in Danbury, CT to George and Alice Besse of Ridgefield, CT. She married David Gideon on September 26, 1997 in Boca Raton, FL.

She helped found and build CPS Communications, a publishing company focused on pharmaceutical marketing and directed its expansion into graphic design and communication with the formation of CPS Graphics. She became an accomplished photographer and was responsible for much of the creative work produced by the company.

Following the sale of the company, she retired in 2007 and pursed her love of international travel. A talented cook and hostess, her home was the center of many celebrations.

She is survived by her husband David; her brother George (Dawn) Besse, and her three sisters, Marilyn (Richard) Bellagamba, Jeanne (Paul) Metzker, Suzanne Besse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 110 North Street, Ridgefield, CT with a reception following at Gallo Restaurant in Ridgefield.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made online in her honor to Big Dog Rescue Ranch at